A banner year, part 1By Randell Tiongson on January 2nd, 2011
2010 is a memorable year to many. A new leadership for the country brought about some renewed hope. Economic uncertainty in the European front was brought about by fiscal issues in some European countries. The US struggles to bolster its economy and it seems all the money being pumped in is not achieving the desired results. Asia has seen a lot of movement and has been performing pretty well. And, the Philippine Stock Market performed so well, it is perhaps the best performing market in 2010.
On a personal note, 2010 has been an awesome year for me as well. My advocacy of financial literacy for the Filipinos have brought me to many places like Albay, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cebu, Palawan and even Singapore. My audiences have been varied, from Doctors, Architects, Real Estate Brokers, Teachers, Students, Armed Forces, among others. This year has been a great year for collaboration with people I really admire as well – Cito Beltran, Francis Kong, Chinkee Tan, Eric Villarama, Carlo Ople, Jen Magalong, Paulo Tibig and others. My participation in the Registered Financial Planner Institute has allowed me to be part of the competency building of over 100 would be Financial Planners just for the year. My involvement with Go Negosyo allowed me to touch base with thousands of entrepreneurs. I think I’ve spoken in more campuses this year as well and I was very happy to successfully run the Blue Chip program, a 2 day financial literacy program for the youth. And to cap the year, I am so privileged to be part of the 2011 UCC Beacons of Change Program. It is not your typical coffee planner but really a vision log book that will help you usher genuine change in your life and that of your environment. I was selected to be part of this collaboration along with Francis Kong (for Inspiration) and Raju Mandhyan (for Mind Mapping); my module is all about the 12 steps to financial wellness. My quote “you build your empire/fortune one peso at a time” in the UCC Planner Launch became a bit popular as it was picked up in many blogs, articles and tweets.
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